Visit the Library of Congress
Hours of Operation | Directions | Entry and Exit Procedures | Accessibility | Jefferson Bldg Floor Plans | Bus Access | FAQs | Contact Visitor Services
The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540
Hours of Operation for Exhibitions
Monday-Saturday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
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By Subway (Metro)
Closest Metro Stop: Capitol South (orange/blue line)
Visit MapQuest for turn-by-turn directions.
From Area Airports
- Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) – 4.4 miles, closest to the Library
- Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 31.2 miles
- Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – 32.4 miles
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Entry and Exit Procedures
Individuals should limit the amount of personal property they bring into the Library. Persons entering the Library do so with the understanding that all property in their possession, including, but not limited to, suitcases, briefcases, attaché cases, handbags, large envelopes, packages, and office equipment, will be inspected by the Library Police upon entry and exit.
All Library buildings are fully accessible. The ADA entrance for the Jefferson Building is at the Driveway level below the Grand Staircase.
Jefferson Building Floor Plans
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Tour Bus Access to Capitol Grounds
Security measures have been implemented as part of continued efforts by the U.S. Capitol Police to enhance security within the Capitol complex. These measures restrict commercial bus access to U.S. Capitol grounds.
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Contact Visitor Services
For additional information please contact the Visitor Services Office at email@example.com or (202) 707-9779 .